In Duplo is a brilliant sofa series by the design duo Ernst & Jensen. The series includes three different sofa versions, each incarnating a unique story and revolving around the axis of retro aesthetics. In Duplo Low is cool, laid-back nostalgia – so cool, in fact, that In Duplo received Wallpaper’s Design Award in 2011. In Duplo High seems more grown up – like a patient parent dealing with an inquisitive teenager – calmer, more mature. But despite this mature expression, In Duplo High still has edge and nerve, which is underscored by its upholstery. In Duplo Extra High almost evokes the sound of a chugging steam train when you take a seat. Like a time capsule, the tall back shields your body, creating a calm zone for a time-out. The In Duplo series flirts with the past but defines the present as part of the future – like an unscratched gramophone record in digital surround sound.
Upholstered sofa and footstool
Low sofa: Pantera, fixed covers on seat/frame, removable back cushions and arm cushions. High sofa: molded polyurethane foam, fixed covers on seat/frame, removable lumbar cushions, legs: lacquered aluminium